Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Cour et Cœur

En Atendant

En Atendant
En Atendant

15.09 – 01.10.2022

For En Atendant, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker took inspiration from the Ars Subtilior. Taking this 14th century polyphonic musical form as her starting point, she developed a new dance vocabulary.

The Ars Subtilior is based on dissonance and contrast. It was created at a time of social fragmentation: the plague was raging and the Church was torn apart by internal conflicts. Today this upheaval seems more topical than ever. Against the complexity and intangibility of life, De Keersmaeker places the body. In all its power and vitality, but also in its vulnerability and mortality.

En Atendant premiered at the Festival d'Avignon in 2010, by the light of the setting sun. Selected as one of the most interesting performances of the season, it was performed at Kaaitheater during the 2011 Theatre Festival. Now this gem returns to Brussels in the home of Rosas in Vorst

“Enchantingly beautiful" - De Morgen

An abstract dance that speaks to the heart, soul and mind. – Le Soir

A poem of dust, breath and sky choreographed with a staggering power of invention.” - Le Figaro


presented by Rosas, De Munt/La Monnaie & Kaaitheater

choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Boštjan Antončič, Sophia Dinkel, Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, Cynthia Loemij, Mark Lorimer, Sandy Williams, Sue-Yeon Youn | musicians Michael Schmid, Bart Coen / Dimos de Beun, Annelies Van Gramberen / Lieselot De Wilde, Thomas Baeté / Manuela Bucher | music ...L(ÉLEK)ZEM..’ - Istvan Matuz; En Atendant, souffrir m’estuet (ballade) - Filippo da Caserta ; Estampie En Atendant 2 (2010) - Bart Coen ; Sus un’ Fontayne (virelai) - Johannes Ciconia ; Je prens d’amour noriture (virelai) - anoniem / anonyme ; Esperance, ki en mon coeur - anoniem / anonyme | flaute Michael Schmid | ensemble Cour et Cœur | music direction Bart Coen | scenography Michel François | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | production Rosas | worldpremiere Festival d’Avignon, Cloître des Célestins, 9 juli 2010

There's more

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jean-Guihen Queyras & Michiaki Ueno / Rosas

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten

dance music

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Thu 26.01 - Sat 11.02.23

Three male and two female dancers - including De Keersmaeker herself - adapt, question and dance Bach's six Cello suites. Their ingenious architecture, dancing rhythms and timeless beauty continue to fascinate to this day. An exciting symbiosis of live music and dance.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Creation 2023

dance music

Creation 2023
Creation 2023
Wed 31.05 - Sat 10.06.23

With this new creation, Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers shifts her exploration of the relationship between music and dance back to pop music. Creation 2023 not only encourages dance, but also emphasises the need for stories and music that we can relate to and recognise.